Laura Ryder, NH Fish and Game: (603) 271-3212
Janice Boyton, NH Wildlife Federation: (603) 224-5953
June 15, 2007
Scholarships Available to N.H. Women for "Becoming an Outdoors-Woman" Weekend
CONCORD, N.H. - A total of seven scholarships are available for New Hampshire women to attend the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (B.O.W.) workshop this fall. The workshop, sponsored jointly by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation, provides a chance for women to learn outdoor skills in a fun, relaxed noncompetitive setting.
Scholarships are donated by generous individuals and organizations, including the Friends of the NRA and the Elkins Fish and Game Club. Scholarships, valued at $270 each, are only available to New Hampshire women age 18 or older, and preference is given to first-time participants who are working single parents, students or members of fixed/low income households.
New this year are two special full scholarships for a mother and daughter (age 18 or older) from a single-parent household. "This double scholarship was donated by someone who grew up in a single-parent household herself and who wanted to give another single-parent household what she thought would be a wonderful opportunity," said Sharon Guaraldi, a N.H. Fish and Game Commissioner who chairs the B.O.W. scholarship committee.
The deadline for applying for B.O.W. scholarships is June 27. To apply for a scholarship, click here to download a print-and-mail application (and a regular B.O.W. application form) at www.nhbow.com, or call (603) 271-3212 to request the forms. A $25 application fee is required along with the scholarship application. If you are not accepted for the scholarship, this fee will be returned. Please attach your scholarship application to your registration form. Those selected for scholarships will be notified by mid-July.
If applying for the mother-daughter/single-parent household scholarship, please be sure to write on the application that you are applying for the single-parent household mother-daughter scholarship, and list the names of both mother and daughter on each application. The mother and the daughter must fill out separate applications, and each must submit the required $25 fee.
This year's fall B.O.W. workshop will take place on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, September 7, 8 and 9 at Rockywold/Deephaven Camps on Squam Lake in Holderness. Participants must be at least 18 years old. The B.O.W. weekend includes more than 30 course offerings, including archery, fly-fishing, hiking, canoeing, handling firearms, outdoor survival, kayaking, campfire cooking and more.
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